About LIPdata.ca

Welcome to LIPdata.ca, the Local Immigration Partnership data portal, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  Whether you are affiliated with a local, regional, remote, rural, or zonal immigration partnership, we call them Local Immigration Partnerships or LIPs.  The resources provided on this website are available for anyone to use, no matter where they are located in Canada. 

This site hosts an interactive reporting dashboard and regional home pages with information for each region’s Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs). It also provides information about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, adopted by the United Nations in 2015. This is because each indicator graph on the dashboard is linked to one or more SDGs and some of their targets. The national LIPs Network CDP Initiative is also profiled. This collaboration with the Community Data Program (CDP) enables all LIPs in Canada to access additional immigration data acquired by the CDP.

  • HINT: If you are viewing this on a mobile phone, the indicator graphs will display best in landscape orientation.  For the greatest clarity, please view the graphs on a computer. 

What is a LIP?

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in all their forms work to improve the successful integration of immigrants in their communities. They convene partners from across key sectors in a city or region. Together, the partners work to strengthen the community’s ability to address the needs of newcomers—and enables them to settle into their new homes. LIPs are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and can be found in 87 communities across the country.

Graphs Showing Population Outcomes

The site provides the population outcomes drawn from federal census data for immigrants in each of the LIP communities. The indicators chosen were seen as the most relevant for all LIPs. They are presented as graphs in the dashboard on this site. All dashboard data was ordered from Statistics Canada to align with each LIP’s specific service area, which forms its geographic data boundary.

The dashboard also links each graph to one or more of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specific targets. SDGs seek to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. SDGs will be achieved by promoting inclusive, equitable, safe, and sustainable societies. The SDGs confront issues, identify root problems, and set objectives to leave no one behind as we transform communities and nations into places where everyone can live and prosper.

Data Boundaries, Maps, and Immigration Matters Stories 

The site also provides five separate pages, one for each of IRCC’s administrative regions—the BC-Yukon, PNT, Ontario, Québec and Atlantic regions. Although there are no LIPs in Québec, a page is also included for the Québec region in order to include provincial data on immigration. These regional pages describe the service areas or geographic data boundaries for each LIP and for each province and territory within the region. There are also be success stories or links to videos about newcomers in the community, profiled by IRCC through its  #ImmigrationMatters initiative. 

Access to Additional Immigration Data

LIPs also have access to additional immigration related data through CDP-Immigration Data Portal Initiative. This collaboration enables all LIPs in Canada to access additional data through an Immigration Data Portal on the Community Data Program website that was created specifically for LIPs. As with the dashboard, key immigration data is available at each LIP’s level of geography—meaning their specific service area or geographic data boundary.

To get the most out of the data and information provided on this site, please see the page on Using this Site


LIPdata.ca is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The National LIP Secretariat (NLS) administrates and maintains the LIPData.ca site in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). NLS acknowledges that the City of Calgary/Calgary Local Immigration Partnership (CLIP) developed and maintained this site in partnership with IISD between 2018 to 2021. 

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